Queen added to Oaks field


Luca Cumani’s Emirates Queen has been supplemented for Thursday’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York at a cost of £32,500. Winner of the Lancashire Oaks when last seen, she finished third at Deauville last week and will be having her first crack at Group One level. Ralph Beckett’s pair of Talent and Secret Gesture, first and second at Epsom, stand their ground after enduring differing degrees of success in their subsequent outings.
Talent ran no sort of a race in the Irish Oaks while Secret Gesture was just touched off in the German equivalent.
Aidan O’Brien has left in Venus De MIlo, whose only defeat came when a fast-finishing second in the Irish Oaks.
Lady Cecil has three possibles in the Ribblesdale winner Riposte, the lightly-raced Wild Coco and the unexposed Songbird.
The Fugue may attempt to go one better than last year but needs to bounce back from a disappointing run in the Eclipse.
“All being well, The Fugue will run in the Yorkshire Oaks. She ran great at Ascot but scoped badly after the Eclipse. Hopefully, she is on the way back,” said Gosden. Agencies
Roger Varian’s Ambivalent will be aiming to show her Group One win in Ireland was no fluke after disappointing at Goodwood while Moment In Time, Shirocco Star, Scintillula, Jathabah and Soho Dancer make up the list of possibles.